Hafnarborg Centre of Culture & Fine Art

Greater Reykjavík

A contemporary gallery with bright and modern display spaces and rotating exhibitions of well-chosen art.

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1. Sívertsen Húsið

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In the 19th-century, merchant Bjarni Sívertsen lived in this beautiful home. He was the most important man in Hafnarfjörður and the house is decked out…

3. Beggubúð

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4. Siggubær

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5. Hellisgerði

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6. Bookless Bungalow

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7. Museum of Design & Applied Art


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8. Natural History Museum of Kópavogur

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